I got to see Jodi Barrows when she came to the Heart of the Triad Quilt Guild of Kernersville, NC in October.
Here is the quilt guild website.
Jodi was a very interesting speaker and had many beautiful quilts to show. She has written several books and is in the process of working on a series of fictional novels based on her family's history. If you would like to find out more about Jodi, check out her website. She has lots of good information and several videos. Her square in a square technique is fast and simple and allows you to make blocks for many of the traditional quilts.
I bought several quilt kits and have started working on the primitive stars mini-quilt. Using Jodi's technique, it will make the mini-blocks easier to work with. I'll try to make some pictures and post them.